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Deconstructing the Selfie

A typical Kim Kardashian Selfie, No. 1 image search result on Google.com for the keyword “selfie”, accurate in the UK as of 30 March 2014 In this post I want to deconstruct the ‘selfie’, not just as a type of image that is widely produced and shared across the world, but also as a philosophical…

Three Studies of Lucian Freud

The 99 Percent and the Value of Art

Francis Bacon triptych at Christie’s auction, New York, 2013 Sold yesterday at Christie’s in New York for a staggering $142m, a Francis Bacon triptych has become, for now, the most expensive artwork ever to be sold at auction. This record-breaking sale is part of a far-reaching shift that is currently taking place in our globalized…

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What is hipster photography?

Image from Hipster Mockumentary ‘Dalston Superstars’, Vice Magazine I thought it would be helpful to delineate a type of photography I hesitatingly call ‘hipster photography’. Here I am not necessarily referring to photographs which depict hipsters such as the work of The Sartorialist Scott Schumann. Schumann’s photographs might be better described as fashion photography which,…